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incka
11-18-2003, 01:24 PM
Annoyed by anything? Get rid of your stress here!




F*CKING AMAZON $10 COMMISION LIMIT STOPPING ME MAKING $1000'S ON SEGWAYS! F*CK AMAZON!

GCT13
11-18-2003, 01:37 PM
Man incka, you sound like you're freaking out. Relax buddy! There's other things to sell!

If it consoles you, Segways are illegal in NYC, and most people in crowded urban areas do not want them on their streets.

incka
11-18-2003, 01:45 PM
I'm Feaking Out...

It's freaking out while being an R.E.M. fan who is a member of murmurs.com...

incka
11-18-2003, 01:46 PM
Anyway it effects you too...

How much more could you make on those DVD players if there wasn't a f*ucking $10 limit...

GCT13
11-18-2003, 01:48 PM
Watch that "E-Bow" video on your site. A nice, calming influence. Love that video.

incka
11-18-2003, 01:50 PM
Just go to www.bandbuilder.com/remhqtv and there is over 40 music videos and hundreds of other videos...

chromate
11-18-2003, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by incka
How much more could you make on those DVD players if there wasn't a f*ucking $10 limit...

Probably not much considering the commission's only 10%

incka
11-18-2003, 01:56 PM
The $899 ones... 10% = $89.90

$89.90 -
$10.00
______
$79.90 down the drain...

chromate
11-18-2003, 01:59 PM
Ah right. Didn't realise they got that expensive!

incka
11-18-2003, 02:02 PM
They do! They do!

Some ace bass in some British Sea Power songs... Anyone ever listened to any of there stuff? They were on Jools Holland in early October...

GCT13
11-18-2003, 02:03 PM
How much more could you make on those DVD players...

Good point. But without Amazon's Web Servies, I wouldn't be able to list Amazon's entire catelog of portable DVD players, and thus I wouldn't have a site.

If I had to use a different affiliate program, it would be a maintenance nightmare of creating individual links, updating pricing info, description, reviews, etc... Something I most certainly do not want to do.

With AWS, every piece of data for each and every product is automated. As long as the xml feed is up, I'm set (...that's another story entirely).

Besides the DVD players, I'm hoping my users will spend a bit on DVDs and perhaps sign up for an online rental service. Those two categories I do get a fair commission.

I'll let you know how it goes.

(Amazon's Web Services and their affiliate program are different entities, let me know if you want me to clarify.)

incka
11-18-2003, 02:06 PM
Open letter to Amazon:

We, the fine webmasters of this world, beseth you to cease your outragously low limit upon the maximum commition one can gather using your affiliate programs.

Signed [Insert your name and several other webmasters you know's names here]

GCT13
11-18-2003, 02:12 PM
I would wager that 10% commish for some of their high-ticket items it just not feasible. Amazon is in Wal Mart mode of turbo low prices and turbo lean margins.

Not that'd I'd be crying if they raised their commission limit ;)

Mike
11-18-2003, 02:13 PM
After thinking about it...

Amazon's prices are low already, some products will lose them money if they give 10% to an affiliate.

incka
11-18-2003, 02:14 PM
Some are extuationaly high... $14 for a brand new single that was in the top 10 in the UK and no.1 in Isreal from a US band... No prizes guessing which...

GCT13
11-18-2003, 02:17 PM
Big ticket items.

If they want to jack up prices on music and someone buys it on your site, I doubt you'll hit the commish ceiling. :)

incka
11-18-2003, 02:19 PM
The problem was you could get it for 2 from HMV...

Mike
11-18-2003, 02:21 PM
Well it's hassle free, usually takes me literally two minutes to make an order.

Just over a year ago I bought Kevin Yank's first book on PHP and MySQL - it was here within a week and that was from the US.

IMHO, Amazon is the best retailer out there, and that cancels out it's poor commission rates.

incka
11-18-2003, 02:29 PM
HMV also have one click ordering and it mostly arrives the day after I order it...

If I order 4:30 PM monday it will arrive tuesday morning.

Mike
11-18-2003, 02:37 PM
Do HMV sell almost everything? No.

incka
11-18-2003, 02:40 PM
Amazon don't sell sex toys. Got you there!

Mike
11-18-2003, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by incka
Amazon don't sell sex toys. Got you there!



Originally posted by Mike
Do HMV sell almost everything? No.

incka
11-18-2003, 02:51 PM
Amazon don't sell Games2Go thongs!

http://www.cafeshops.com/games2go

GCT13
11-18-2003, 03:00 PM
Now I've seen it all. :eek:

incka
11-18-2003, 03:04 PM
Have you seen the I'm **** T-Shirts?

http://www.cafeshops.com/im****

GCT13
11-18-2003, 03:08 PM
Well, now I know what I'm getting Uncle Jeff for Christmas.

incka
11-18-2003, 03:10 PM
Yes! I'm going to get a sale at last!

Why not get someone a Woodland Calender:

http://www.cafeshops.com/woodland